What to do if I had a fully insured rental vehicle and someone rammed into me and fled?

A retired police officer got his license plate. Another person took a picture of his license plate and texted that picture to my phone. Policemen came and wrote a police report and got the person’s license plate number.I was taken to the emergency room and released. My neck and back are sore. What is my next step?

Asked on September 5, 2013 under Accident Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the person for any injuries or costs not paid for by any insurance coverage (to the extent you are compensated by insurance, you may not also sue for "double recovery"). A personal injury attorney should know how to locate them basedc on the license plate information.


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